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P.O.V. Book Club

P.O.V. Book Club

In this book club we discover new points of view (P.O.V.) by reading authors from varying backgrounds.

Selections include fiction and non-fiction. For adults.

June Selection - "Disability Visibility: First person stories from the twenty-first centuryedited by Alice Wong

*The June meeting is a hybrid meeting. If you wish to attend via Zoom, register for the event and you will receive the information the day prior to the event. No registration required if you plan to attend in person.*

P.O.V.: The authors featured in this book write from their experience as disabled people. 

Summary

One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary essays by disabled people.

From Harriet McBryde Johnson’s account of her debate with Peter Singer over her own personhood to original pieces by authors like Keah Brown and Haben Girma; from blog posts, manifestos, and eulogies to Congressional testimonies, and beyond: this anthology gives a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community. It invites readers to question their own understandings. It celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. It looks to the future and the past with hope and love.

Date:
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location:
Sherwood Meeting Room
Library Branch:
Virtual Event
Categories:
Book Group Digital Programs Health Literacy
Audience:
  Adults     Older Adults  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 10 in-person seats available. There are 10 online seats available.

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